Step 1: Removing the pickguard
# 2. Remove the Volume, Tone and Tone knobs and the switch tip with pushing them up with your fingers, and the nuts holding the pots with pliers.
# 3. Unscrew the pickguard screws. There are pickguards with eleven screws and eight screws.
# 4. Lift the pickguard, gently, and turn it more or less upside down.
# 5. Unscrew the selector switch. There are 2 screws.
# 6. Unscrew the pickups and try to catch the little springs as they fall off. The springs may stick to the pickup magnets. You will need the springs to adjust the pickup position. The covers from the pickups will lift off.
Step 2: Installing the new pickguard
# 8. Carefully put the springs back onto the screws, and start to tighten them. You will adjust the pickup height later, when you put the new pickguard.
# 9. Reattach the switch and the nuts for the Volume, Tone and Tone pots.
# 10. Put the pickguard onto the guitar, making sure the wires are inside the cavities.
# 11. Screw all screws back in, put all new knobs and switch tip, set the pickups to their original heights.
# 12. Put the strings on and restring OR put the neck and put all screws back if you removed it.